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The Pink Ribbon Initiative of King’s Daughters Medical Center has received a $48,552 grant from Komen Lexington to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women and men living in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Pike counties in Kentucky.

“The funds will be used to provide approximately 200 screening mammograms and other diagnostic services, such as ultrasounds and biopsies,” said Debbie Miller, King’s Daughters Community Relations manager.

Last year, the Komen Lexington grant provided funding for 144 screening mammograms, 77 diagnostic mammograms, 34 ultrasounds and four biopsies for Kentucky residents.

“This is the sixth year we have received grant money from Komen Lexington,” Miller said. “They help make it possible for residents in 11 Kentucky counties to receive screening and diagnostic services that can lead to early detection, better outcomes and survival,” she said.

“We are very excited about this grant and the work that can be achieved in our continued efforts to move ever closer to fulfilling the promise of Susan G. Komen Lexington – to save lives and breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures,” according to the grant announcement from Komen Lexington.  

Earlier this month, KDMC received nearly $35,000 from the Komen Columbus affiliate to provide services to individuals living in Scioto, Lawrence and Jackson counties in Ohio.

The Komen Lexington Affiliate raises funds through events such as the annual Race for the Cure and walks throughout the state.

For more information about the Pink Ribbon Initiative at King’s Daughters, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

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